WTB 5 pot preamp for my bass

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billybass
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WTB 5 pot preamp for my bass

Post by billybass » 20 Apr 2018, 08:34

Hi All,

I am looking for a decent 5 pot (Volume Blend Treble Mids Bass) preamp to put into my bass guitar.

Cheers BillyBass

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Re: WTB 5 pot preamp for my bass

Post by Petebass » 20 Apr 2018, 09:35

My suggestion would be to keep an eye on the Talkbass classifieds. I was looking for the exact same thing recently, and found they pop up fairly regularly over there. They're small enough to send in the mail for not a lot of money. I scored an EMG pre for only $150 shipped. It completely transformed the bass (Ibanez SR805).
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Re: WTB 5 pot preamp for my bass

Post by basshack » 20 Apr 2018, 21:43

I'd recommend Nol based on my last bass build. They have lots of different options and mine was a double-p so I had Volume with push/pull active passive, Blend and then a 3 Band Parametric Equaliser on stacked pots.
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Re: WTB 5 pot preamp for my bass

Post by drbass » 21 Apr 2018, 11:30

Funny Blaine should mention Noll. I just ordered a 4 band (bass, low mids, high mids, treble) Noll with a stacked vol (p/p active/passive) and pickup blend for $140 (US) for my first build which had a Glockenklang in it and is currently empty. Looks like good value to me (the Noll pres get very good reviews).

I have an old (already second hand) Bartolini pre with 5 pots that I won’t be using - PM if you’re interested.

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